Community Corner

It’s Time to Create Your Advance Medical Directive

People often ask when is the right time to organize their estate plan and to paraphrase a common quote, “the best time to do it is yesterday, the second-best time to do it is right now.” An advance medical directive is one key part of your estate plan that protects you in the event that …

How to Help Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s Enjoy Summer Outings

One of the most important things to do when a friend or loved one has Alzheimer’s disease is to make an active effort to keep them a part of your social circle. Socializing and engaging with others helps fight depression and anxiety and is thought to be beneficial. Here is some advice to help make …

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Book Nook RBCS Comes to Red Bank

Red Bank Charter School’s service learning project There is a new and unique outdoor fixture in front of 9 Wall Street in Red Bank, a gift from the Red Bank Charter School’s sixth grade class. Named “Book Nook RBCS” by the students, it began during their fifth grade year as part of a service-learning project. …

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For the Health of It: Promoting the Wellness of Older Adults

While prevention is better than cure, it is never too late to get healthy. United Methodist Communities at The Wesleyan, located at 9 Wall Street in Red Bank, New Jersey, embraces a wellness agenda every day. On May 30, to promote the importance of regular physical activity not only for the older adults who reside …

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Understanding, Empathetic and Patient

By Kathryn Speer Although the staff here is small, one person stands out as a model we all should aspire to. She is not your average person, and certainly not an average associate. She does good deeds because she is a good person, not for the pat on the back. She is Kerileigh, “Keri” Sherman, …

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Older Women and Breast Cancer: Part 2 of 2

Know your body But none of this means that older women should not be concerned about their breast health. It is important to know your breasts, be aware of any changes and contact your physician if you notice a change. For women over 60, there are some red flags that warrant a check by a …

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Older Women and Breast Cancer: Part 2 of 2

Know your body But none of this means that older women should not be concerned about their breast health. It is important to know your breasts, be aware of any changes and contact your physician if you notice a change. For women over 60, there are some red flags that warrant a check by a …

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Older Women and Breast Cancer: Part 1 of 2

What Do You Mean No Mammogram?! A Look at Breast Health Practices As Women Grow Older With more than 30 years of oncology experience, most of them focused on caring for women diagnosed with breast cancer, I’ve been asked more than a few times to speak or write about breast cancer in older women. This …

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Gratitude and Happy Thoughts

By Josh Kinney joshmkinney@gmail.com   OCEAN CITY, N.J. – A gushing abundance of positive energy radiates from Nancy Longnecker, keeping her body, mind, and spirit young, witty, and sharp. For 90, one would think she was at least 20 years younger. Her secret? She simply embodies what she focuses on: a joyous mindset of gratitude. Scenes, …

How to Say Goodbye to Your Senior Loved One

Life is full of challenges, and one of the most difficult things to do is to say goodbye to a loved one. Here is some advice from the team at our hospice in South Jersey to help support you and your loved one during this emotional time. Feel grateful for the opportunity: Many people don’t get …

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The Get-A-Long Gang Is At It Again!

By Alice Coghill Sometimes the best ideas are the ones that come from the heart. Such is the case with the Get-Along Gang, five United Methodist Communities at Pitman associates who share their love for the Tapestries residents they serve by hosting themed monthly events. Two years ago, Life Enrichment Team Specialist (LETS), Eileen Lindmeier, …

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Leaving a Heartfelt Legacy

Your passion for United Methodist Communities’ mission can continue to bless future generations, even long after you’ve passed on. Do you want to play a lasting role in serving in community so all are free to choose abundant life? Consider making a bequest in your will, or naming the UMC Foundation as a beneficiary of …

Health Care Jobs

What Does it Take to Work in the Assisted Living Industry?

The senior living industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in the USA, with a forecasted 1.2 million employees need by 2025. This makes it a great industry for people who are looking for a career that’s in high demand, but there’s much more to working in this industry than just having valuable skills. Here …

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What is Palliative Care

Palliative care is a specific medical care service offered at our senior residence, The Shores in Cape May County New Jersey. Here is some insight into what this service entails and how it works, from our team. What is Palliative Care?  Palliative care is a set of medical services designed to improve the quality of …

4 Tips for Celebrating Aging!

We live in a culture that’s so focused on youth that we often forget to celebrate something that’s equally impressive and wonderful – getting older! Reaching our senior years is an accomplishment that we should all do more to appreciate. Here are some tips from the experts at Bristol Glen, our CCRC in Sussex County, New …